SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco on Monday spending several hours visiting Chinatown to encourage people to visit the shops and restaurants there amid fears of the coronavirus.
Business in Chinatown has really slowed down over the last month, mainly due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Pelosi did a walking tour of the area starting in the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Shop.
She also visited several other businesses and talked to people.
Neighbors, including the owner of the cookie shop, who says the last month has been difficult.
“Business is slow. People don’t want to come, they are scared,” Kevin Chan said.
Pelosi also took this opportunity to encourage people to come back to Chinatown.
“You should come to Chinatown. Precautions have been taken by our city. We know there is concern about tourism throughout the world but we think it’s very safe to be in Chinatown and hopefully, others will come,” Pelosi said.